Bacteriostatic Protection

Silestone is the only brand that contains a unique bacteriostatic formula developed by Cosentino that is based on the use of latest generation silver ions to prevent the propagation of bacterias. With this formula, Silestone surfaces for kitchen and bathroom offer a protection added value.

BBACTERIOSTATIC PROTECTION Our technology is based on silver ions

Silestone is the only brand that contains a unique bacteriostatic formula developed by Cosentino that is based on the use of latest generation silver ions to prevent the propagation of bacterias.

With this formula, Silestone surfaces for kitchen and bathroom offer a protection added value.

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Damaging the cell membrane.

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Replacing Ca2 + and Zn2 +.

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Interacting with the cell components (S, O, N).

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Damaging the cell membrane.

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Replacing Ca2 + and Zn2 +.

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Interacting with the cell components (S, O, N).

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The silver-based compounds are integrated in the Silestone P+ during its production process.

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The bacteria reaches the Silestone P+ surface at any point.

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The matrix activates the silver based compounds in a controlled way to interact with the bacteria.

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The interaction with bacteria harms its reproduction mechanism.


Silestone’s Premium + Bacteriostatic Protection

This property ensures that bacteria do not proliferate on the surface, providing active protection for the material in any of its applications.

This protection is effective throughout the life and normal use of the material, and protects the entire volume, including edges and hollows.

Silestone Bacteriostatic Property Regulation

  • US Environmental Protection Agengy (EPA).
  • US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA).
  • European Directive 98/8/EC and Royal Decree 1054/2002 concerning the trade of biocidal products.
  • EC 1935/2004 Regulation on materials and items intended to come into contact with food.
  • Directive 2002/72/EC relating to plastic materials intended to come into contact with food. Additives in the positive list of approved materials.
  • Positive evaluation of the additives by the European Food Safety Autority (EFSA) to establish specific migration limit.
  • Overall and specific migration of biocides in food below the safety limit set by the EFSA as tested by the directive 2002/72/EC issued.